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The Importance of the Semantic Web To Our Cultural Heritage

By   /  May 20, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Earlier this year The Semantic Web Blog reported that the Getty Research Institute has released the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) as Linked Open Data. One of the external advisors to its work was Vladimir Alexiev, who leads the Data and Ontology Management group at Ontotext and works on many projects related to cultural heritage. […]

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Studio Ousia Envisions A World Of Semantic Augmented Reality

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Ikuya Yamada, co-founder and CTO of Studio Ousia, the company behind Linkify – the technology to automatically extract certain keywords and add intelligent hyperlinks to them to accelerate mobile search – recently sat down with The Semantic Web Blog to discuss the company’s work, including its vision of Semantic AR (augmented reality). […]

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194 Million Linked Open Data Bibliographic Work Descriptions Released by OCLC

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Eric Franzon Yesterday, Richard Wallis gave a peek into some exciting new developments in the OCLC’s Linked Open Data (LOD) efforts.  While these have not yet been formally announced by OCLC, they represent significant advancements in WorldCat LOD. Our reporting to date on LOD at WorldCat is here. Most significantly, OCLC has now released […]

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First of Four Getty Vocabularies Made Available as Linked Open Data

By   /  February 21, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Eric Franzon Jim Cuno, the President and CEO of the Getty, announced yesterday that the Getty Research Institute has released the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) ® as Linked Open Data. Cuno said, “The Art & Architecture Thesaurus is a reference of over 250,000 terms on art and architectural history, styles, and techniques. It’s […]

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Dandelion’s New Bloom: A Family Of Semantic Text Analysis APIs

By   /  December 24, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Dandelion, the service from SpazioDati whose goal is to delivering linked and enriched data for apps, has just recently introduced a new suite of products related to semantic text analysis. Its dataTXT family of semantic text analysis APIs includes dataTXT-NEX, a named entity recognition API that links entities in the input sentence […]

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Redlink Brings The Semantic Web To Integrators

By   /  November 11, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino A cloud-based platform for semantic enrichment, linked data publishing and search technologies is underway now at startup Redlink, which bills it as the world’s first project of its kind. The company has a heritage in the European Commission-funded IKS (Interactive Knowledge Stack) Open Source Project, created to provide a stack of semantic […]

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Fighting Global Hunger with Semantics, And How You Can Help

By   /  June 25, 2013  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Hunger is a critical issue affecting approximately 870 million people worldwide. With new technologies, research, and telecommunication, we as a global population have the power to significantly reduce the levels of hunger around the world.

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Art Lovers Will See There's More To Love With Linked Data

By   /  June 21, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The team behind the data integration tool Karma this week presented at LODLAM (Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museums), illustrating how to map museum data to the Europeana Data Model (EDM) or CIDOC CRM (Conceptual Reference Model). This came on the heels of its earning the best-in-use paper award at ESWC2013 for its publication about connecting Smithsonian American […]

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